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- Jake Virtanen up in the air for trailing Hitmen: the coast-to-coast (Buzzing The Net):
- What We Learned: How bad is NHL officiating in Stanley Cup Playoffs? (Puck Daddy):
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) The big complaint about these playoffs is that a lot of penalties are going uncalled, and how much that’s affecting play. Anecdotally, this is happening a lot. Guys get taken out of the play, or even slowed up, by a hook or obstruction in the neutral zone,
- Watch Connor McDavid pull Forsberg move for shorthanded goal in OHL playoffs (VIDEO) (Buzzing The Net)
- Crosby added to Canada's squad for world championship (Reuters):
(Reuters) – Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was added to Canada's world hockey championship squad on Sunday after his team was eliminated from the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs. Crosby, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 2007 and 2014, became available when the Penguins were ousted by the New York Rangers after five games of their first-round series.
- Ice hockey-Crosby added to Canada's squad for world championship (Reuters):
April 26 (Reuters) – Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby was added to Canada's world hockey championship squad on Sunday after his team was eliminated from the National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs. Crosby, who won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player in 2007 and 2014, became available when the Penguins were ousted by the New York Rangers after five games of their first-round series.
- NHL-National Hockey League roundup (Reuters):
Peter Chiarelli, fired by the Boston Bruins last week, was named president of hockey operations and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Chiarelli will report to chief executive officer Bob Nicholson and be responsible for all aspects of hockey operations. Nicholson, named CEO on Monday, and Chiarelli know each other from Nicholson’s time with Hockey Canada. Chiarelli was part of the group of NHL general managers who helped assemble Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2014
- New Edmonton GM Peter Chiarelli wants a heavier Oilers team (Puck Daddy):
Peter Chiarelli was cautious in his introductory news conference as president of hockey operations and general manager with the Edmonton Oilers.The only real dig he took at the current team was its effort level. “There’s a lot of good things here and exciting things, a lot of young legs,” he said. “They play fast, I’d like to see them play a little harder.” While management has been the major issue with the Oilers, that sounded more like a shot at the coaching staff and
- Oilers overhaul front office after disappointing season (The Associated Press):
The Edmonton Oilers made sweeping front-office changes Friday after another disappointing season. Patrick LaForge stepped down as president and chief operating officer while Craig MacTavish will move from general manager to a job yet to be determined. Peter Chiarelli, let go as general manager of the Boston Bruins this month, was appointed president of hockey operations. Kevin Lowe will leave hockey operations but remain vice chairman of Oilers Entertainment
- Peter Chiarelli taking over Edmonton hockey ops, Oilers hit jackpot again (Puck Daddy):
Getting talented hockey people to come to Edmonton has always been a challenge. The Oilers have to overpay or overpromise, and then that individual would have to overcome his apprehensions over geography and the direction of the franchise (which has been in a downward death sprial, lately). Funny how winning the rights to a once-in-a-generation hockey talent can change things … Peter Chiarelli, the general manager who built a Stanley Cup champion with the Boston Bruins before his
- Auston Matthews’ decision moves closer; WHL semifinals start: the coast-to-coast (Buzzing The Net)
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